Destination guide

Placida: a little slice of the Caribbean in Florida

The small community of Placida lies on a peninsula north of Fort Myers, on Florida's West Coast. It's a charming little spot, with colorful Caribbean-style homes lining small streets along with tall swaying palms. Don't be fooled by its size. When it comes to outdoor activities, it punches well above its weight. When you stay in a Placida vacation rental, you can get stuck into the many water sports, or hop aboard one of the daily sports fishing charters. Of course, if you want to just kick back on the long stretches of sandy beach nearby, no one's going to stop you.

Things to do

Historical attractions aplenty in Placida

It's not all sand, sea and water sports when you stay in a Placida vacation rental. You'll find most of the historic and cultural attractions in nearby Punta Gorda. If you swing by the Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum you can discover 1000s of years of the region's history, while the Blanchard House Museum is dedicated to the history of African American culture in Florida. While you're there, art lovers shouldn't miss a self-guided tour of the 28 murals that adorn the city walls. Back in Placida, you can find your inner hippy at the Sunday evening Eaglewood Beach Drum Circle.


There's something for everyone in Placida

It might sound a little cliched, but there really is something for everyone when you stay in a Placida vacation rental with the family. In the morning, you can get the body and mind ready for the day by limbering up with a little yoga on the beach. You can stretch out on the beach for the rest of the day, taking the odd dip in the ocean and drawing lines in the sand for a late afternoon family volleyball game. There's no shortage of rental outfits offering all manner of water sports. Bag yourself some equipment and head out for exciting sea kayaking, paddle boarding or jet skiing adventures.


For the best weather, try spring in Placida

The best time to score a Placida vacation rental is between March and May, when the temperature hovers between the 70s and 80s and the prices haven't hit their summer highs or unbearable humidity. For the best prices, you'll want to avoid the school breaks, when families descend on Florida's beaches. In fall, the rental costs hit rock bottom but you'll run the risk of hurricanes. Though the weather won't be hot, the mild climes between December and February make it an attractive time to visit and escape the below-freezing temperatures further north.

Natural features

There's nature on your doorstep in Placida

Placida lies just on the edge of the Cape Haze Aquatic Preserve, a huge aquatic park made up of mangroves, islands and shallow creeks that meet the Gulf of Mexico waters. These rich seagrass waters are the ideal home for all manner of fish and crustaceans, while the tiny islands are used by resident nesting seabirds. You don't need much to see the wildlife – just a rented kayak and a pair of binoculars and you're good to go. Alternatively, you can drop your line in to bag a crab to take back to your Placida vacation rental for a seafood feast.

How to get there

How to get to and around Placida

The nearest airport is in Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), located 15.4 mi (24.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), which is 36.2 mi (58.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Placida?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 990 vacation rentals around Placida. From 222 condo and apartment rentals to 511 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Placida?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said everyone ever. Find the perfect shared setting for the whole gang and you'll be well on your way to some well-deserved beach bliss! There are 343 beachside getaway homes to pick from. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, Vrbo has loads more options, including:

  • 284 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 272 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 262 beachfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Placida?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your upcoming vacation, renting a house is a fantastic idea. You'll have the space you need for all manner of getaway activities. There are 558 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $55 per night. Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other popular rental options, like:

  • Condo: 269 vacation homes. Prices start from $34 per night.
  • Villa: 174 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Townhome: 61 vacation homes. Prices start from $80 per night.

Can I stay in Placida in a large group?

It can be tricky finding the time to catch up with your closest family and friends. A group trip is an excellent opportunity to be reunited. If you were planning to stay together, Vrbo has places to suit. House vacation homes are the preferred choice here for large groups of guests. Our extensive database currently has 276 available. If you're hoping to travel in a big group, the vacation rental options that will serve you well include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 1,039 vacation homes suitable for that size. Spend a night from just $49.
  • If you have 8 in your squad, you'll be happy to discover that there are 346 vacation homes that are ideal. You can book one for as little as $85 a night.
  • Organizing a trip away with a group of 10? We offer 70 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just $103 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your uncle, your cousin and all your buddies to Placida.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Placida?

Vrbo has a selection of wonderful economical rentals. Treat your squad to a fancy meal out or hang around a bit longer with all the cash leftover. Deep Creek is an awesome area to check out if you want to keep a handle on your budget. Vrbo has 28 rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable $90 per night. Another 70 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Burnt Store Marina. With an average price of $96 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth telling your friends about.

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